Mission-Philosophy

Empowered by learning, SHA women strive for academic excellence...

Impassioned by legacy, SHA women honor the 10,000 in whose steps they follow...

Inspired by inclusive love, SHA women embrace the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

 

Transforming young women into 21st century leaders

Established in 1949 in Hempstead, New York by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, New York, Sacred Heart Academy is a Catholic college-preparatory school whose singular purpose is to educate young women who have strong academic and leadership potential.  Sacred Heart Academy empowers young women to make a difference in their communities, professions, the Church and the global world.   Students are empowered by academic excellence, which are both an expectation and an aspiration.

Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus and steeped in the tradition and spirituality of the Sisters of St. Joseph, the mission of Sacred Heart Academy is to live and witness, reconciliation, unity, justice, peace and God's inclusive love. Sacred Heart Academy strives through the highest academic and spiritual standards to prepare, empower, impassion and inspire women leaders who are mindful of the call to work for justice and peace in an increasingly interdependent and connected global community.  Passionate and purposeful love of learning is fostered in an environment that is both challenging and nurturing.  In an atmosphere of Hospitality, Excellence, Accountability, Respect and Trust, those entrusted to the care of Sacred Heart Academy are encouraged always to "lead with heart."